Who We Are

Aniya Nicholson

"Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems."
Walt Whitman

                      Song of Myself

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Aniya Nicholson

Julia Crapanzano

Julia Crapanzano

Art Finds Ways of Springing Forth. 

2021/22 Editors:
Senior Editor
Gabriel Gonzalez
Section Editors
Poetry and Prose 
Haylee Caserta
Kaitlyn Allen
Emmy Bitonti
Violet LeClaire
Salma Laraki
Serena Heddell

Sarah Cruz
James Boccone
Kaitlyn Mondry

John Andreoni
Martin Stone
Group Effort
Ryan Rowe
Sarah Paladino

Paige MacPherson
Gianna Vozza



Xanadu as a Whole


  Over the last twelve years, Xanadu has changed- a lot. Some of the changes have been due to technology and some due to artistic and philosophical ideologies. The magazine has changed in shape and size and content. The most recent of which has been our transition from magazine to website. Although we have been forced to relinquish the idea of a finished, bound, paper magazine, this website offers Xanadu freedoms it has never before possessed. Here Xanadu is free from the oppression of due dates, and the permanence of ink. This has allowed her to become an ever-evolving, yet always constant, being. 


  Xanadu is defined by the people who have edited her and have contributed to her content. The lady Xanadu never shares the same voice or personality as the year prior. Like so many organizations in our district, Xanadu lost its budget. That said, we have figured out clever ways of surviving. We are proud of this creature.


  You will find this website filled with the poets, prose writers, essayists, artisans, and photographers of Walt Whitman High School. The editors have meticulously arranged and selected the contributions. This is the production of a tireless and thoughtful collective. No one editor worked hours on grammar or design. This magazine is the result of patience and cooperative people who truly value creative expression. This magazine reflects not only a vibrant and thoughtful community but also a dedicated crew of insightful editors who care deeply about Walt Whitman’s insightful soul.



Xanadu 2021_2022
Our Xanadu Assembly 2021/2022
Marissa Bobal

Photo by Marisa Bobal